Atenolol is a beta-blocker used in dogs and cats to slow and regulate the heart to make it work more efficiently. It is also used to lower blood pressure and treat various heart diseasesAdd this item to your cart:
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Directions for use:
Atenolol may be given with or without food.
If using the transdermal gel, apply to the skin as directed by your veterinarian.
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet and check up appointments.
This medication is usually given once or twice daily to dogs and once daily to cats.
Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
Ideally, give the medication at the same time daily.
Do not discontinue the drug abruptly or without directions from your veterinarian, as your pet&rsquos condition may worsen. This drug will likely need to be taken for the rest of your pet&rsquos life.
Plan ahead for refills.
What if I miss giving a dose?
Give it as soon as you can.
If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
What to tell/ask veterinarian before giving Atenolol Tablets for Pets?
Discuss with your Veterinarian when your pet will need to be rechecked, what tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug, risks and benefits of using this drug.
Important things to discuss with your veterinarian about:
If your pet has experienced side-effects on other drugs/products If your pet has experienced digestive upset now or ever If your pet has experienced liver or kidney disease now or ever If your pet has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever All medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet&rsquos medicines can be given together. If your pet is pregnant or nursing or if you plan to breed your pet
Storage and Warnings:
Store medication in a tight, light resistant, childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight. Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
Possible Side Effects:
Tiredness, difficulty exercising Low blood pressure which would cause fainting, weakness or dizziness
Loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea
May constrict the bronchi, causing coughing, wheezing or difficulty breathing
An improper dose can cause the heart rate to be too slow Behavior change Low blood sugar
If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian
Can Atenolol Tablets for Pets be given with other drugs?
Yes, but possible interactions may occur with albuterol Ventolin, anesthetic agents, cimetidine, epinephrine, furosemide, hydralazine, insulin, metaproterenol, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories ex. aspirin, carprofen, other heart medications digoxin, diltiazem, verapamil, phenothiazines tranquilizers, phenylpropanolamine, prazosin and terbutaline If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Overdosing? Contact your veterinarian immediately if pet eats more than the prescribed amount.